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The Rage of Paris

Published 1938

An enticing French girl named Nicole(Danielle Darrieux) has no employ and without rent.
She is helped by an ex-actress (Broderick) and a maitre of New York city Hotel (Mischa Auer).
They are planning a plot for snare a rich hubby and catch the eyes on Bill (Louis Hayward).
The scheme works and the engagement is quickly publicized in the newspapers.
But Bill's friend (Douglas Fairbanks J.R) knows the true intentions and the plans may be thwarted.

Run time 78 min.
Producer Buddy G. DeSylva
Production Company Universal Pictures
Audio/Visual sound, black & white
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Reviewer: diamond.heart - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 7, 2013
Subject: The Rage of Paris
Danielle Darrieux and Douglas Fairbanks., Jr star this 1938 screwball comedy. She is a down on her luck French immigrant and he is a rich businessman who tries to catch Darrieux in her tricks as she tries to marry his friend Louis Hayworth. A great screwball comedy that needs to be rediscovered.
Reviewer: learning richard - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 26, 2010
Subject: wonderful screwball comedy
I write this from the perspective of a viewer who probably already takes far too much for granted. Let me first say, therefore, A HEARTY THANK-YOU for making so many classic films available online for our ungrateful eyes and ears to enjoy.

Now the movie... yes it is in my opinion a romantic screwball flick. It actually moves at a rapid pace which means you must pay attention. I found that I watched the first half several times before I finished the movie.

It was very enjoyable. Intelligent and well thought out. It's a great date flick if your date enjoys smart screwball comedies... and if he/she does then for goodness sake hang on to 'em.

Technical quality is top notch. Clean bw pic with excellent sound and superb voice synchronization.

Bottom line is, I would definitely watch again and I would be happy to share this with a fellow movie buff... though not perhaps with someone new to the pre-WWII screwball romantic comedy genre. I'd start someone off first with perhaps a nice Cary Grant film like The Amazing Adventure, or You Can't Take It With You with Lionel Barrymore.

4.5 stars and I'm gonna round this one down to 4 stars.
Reviewer: kareneliot - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 30, 2010
Subject: It is really good.
I couldn't agree more with all of the other reviewers that this film is a delightful winner and that you should WATCH IT NOW!!
Reviewer: highlanderjim - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 6, 2010
Subject: sweet memories
sweet memories of gentle background music compared to the primitive, intrusive sounds of today's film. Danielle's acting reminded me of Vivian Leigh and that virile scowel on Fairbank's forhead like a charging bull... Somewhat like Gable. Must have been a movie formula for stud muffins of that time.
Reviewer: cgrhett - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 5, 2009
Subject: Also agree
I laughed out loud at the last line of the butler.
Very enjoyable film.
Reviewer: NDArch - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 28, 2009
Subject: Wonderful
Have to agree with the previous review--a delightful movie. Very well acted, funny in the right places, sad and thoughtful in others. Ranks up there with another of my old favorites, The Young in Heart, which is also found here.
Reviewer: mesiw - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 20, 2009
Subject: Rage of Paris
Delightful. Simply delightful. All make believe and that is the fun of the movies.
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